Internal Capacity Building
The Director V. Kireev participated in environmental monitoring training conducted by the
environmental NGO Tree of Life and in Financial Management training conducted by Global
Training for Development.
The Financial Manager N. Yumakaeva participated in TOT in Advocacy conducted by NDI.
Based on materials received at these workshops, Director and Financial Manager conducted
internal workshops for staff on environmental monitoring and advocacy. The staff and volunteers
improved their knowledge and skills in conducting environmental monitoring and holding
1. NGO Saodat
Eight members of the NGO Saodat have attended training workshops conducted by the Khujand
CSSC on Strategic Planning, Volunteer Management, and Financial Management. After attending the
Volunteer Management workshop Saodat established an initiative group to promote volunteerism
among secondary school students in the Sughd Province. The group has developed a two month
workplan, which included special training workshops for children in summer camps. NGO Saodat has
developed a proposal on working with three communities of in the district of Ghonchi to assist them
in addressing social problems. The proposal was submitted for review to Counterpart as a NGO
2. Development Fund
Five members of the Development Fund have participated in a series of Counterpart's training
workshops in April June. According to them the workshops were very useful and they learned how to
develop strategic plans, manage volunteers and practice their facilitation skills. These trainings have
helped them to increase their organizational capacity and be more efficient managers of projects. The
Development Fund has completed three community mobilization projects in the district of Rasulov.
All three projects were funded by Counterpart Tajikistan. In each of the targeted communities they
conducted a PCA activity, arranged roundtables on social partnership on district level as well as
conducted trainings on farming, micro financing and small business development. With Development
Fund's assistance the communities developed three Community Action Plans and two Community
Action Grant projects.
3. NGO Yosuman
The NGO Yosuman continued providing services to NGOs located in the district of Mastcho as a
representative of the Khujand CSSC in this district. As a result of the work of Yosuman's the number
of NGOs in Mastcho has increased to six. The members of Yosuman provided the members of the
new NGOs with information about NGO registration, organizational charter development and so on.
Yosuman has convened a meeting of Mastcho NGOs regarding the Social Partnership and cooperation
among NGOs. Yosuman has developed a proposal to create an NGO Resource Center in Mastcho and
has submited it to a number of international donor organizations for funding. Yosuman has completed
its its NGO Support Grant Program. Within the grant Yosuman has targeted three communities that
have conducted PCA activities. Under this project a number of roundtables were conducted to identify
problems, especially problems relating to gender issue. They conducted three seminars on the topic
The Role of Initiative Groups in Problem Solving, Community Participation in Decision Making
Process, and Community Mobilization.
4. NGO Yovar
After attending a number of Counterpart's training workshops the members of the local NGO Yovar's
members revised their strategic plan, including their fundraising plan and actions to strengthen the
institutional capacity of the organization. After attending the Counterpart's workshops on PCA/PRA
Yovar's members conducted a survey among their target communities in the district of Istaravshan to
identify their common problems. When doing that they used their newly learned methodology. The
NGO Yovar has applied to Counterpart for funding for a NGO Support Grant.